Recruiting Update: El Camino (Defense)

The Warriors finished the season 8-3 and their defense was loaded with talented prospects that are getting long looks from some four-year schools. Today, takes a look at some of the top defensive prospects from El Camino this season and where they are in the recruiting process as we approach the mid-year signing period...

DE Brandon Johnson - Johnson is a big, athletic defensive line prospect and could end up playing strongside defensive end in a 4-3 scheme and also has the size and ability to move inside at times as well. He has been getting attention from schools all over the country including Oregon, Mississippi State, Miami and Utah. Will visit New Mexico State on December 9th.

2011 Stats: 8 tackles, 2 tackles-for-loss, 1 sack in 7 games.

DE Kyle Bailey - Bailey had a solid season for the Warriors off the edge this season, using his quick first step and his ability to hold strong at the point of attack. Bailey is getting plenty of interest from schools across the west including programs from the WAC, Mountain West and Pac 12. Bailey will visit New Mexico State on December 9th.

2011 Stats: 19 tackles, 5.5 tackles-for-loss, 1 sack in 9 games.

S Royce Lewis - Lewis a hard-hitting, athletic safety prospect who finished fourth on the team in tackles this season. His brother, Roy, plays safety for the Seattle Seahawks and he has more size and is much more physical. Lewis has set up a visit to UT San Antonio for December the 9th.

2011 Stats: 47 tackles, 2 passes defensed in 10 games.

CB Anthony Harris - Harris was a lock-down corner for El Camino this season, using his outstanding size (6'2, 185) and quickness to shut down one side of the field. He will visit UT San Antonio this coming weeked (Dec. 9th).

2011 Stats: 20 tackles, 3 passes defensed in 10 games.

S Junior Kavienga - At 5'11, 220 pounds, Kavienga plays safety like a linebacker and can really hold up well against the run. He uses his hands well and brings the lumber when he arrives at the ball. He is set to visit Sacramento State on December 9th.

2011 Stats: 39 tackles, 5.5 tackles-for-loss, 1 interception, 4 passes defensed, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery in 11 games.

OL Perry Mikeljon - Mikeljon showed well this season and could project outside or inside, depending on the need of the program he ends up with. He is set to visit UT San Antonio on December 9th.

DT Jordan Tavai - Tavai is an active interior defensive line prospect who had a big season for the Warriors up front. He's already visited Indiana and has an offer from Washington State. He is also getting heavy interest from some other Pac 12 and Big 12 programs as well as WAC and Mountain West schools.

2011 Stats: 58 tackles, 7 tackles-for-loss, 5 sacks, 1 interception in 11 games.

CB Darious Lane - Big time corner prospect who plays much bigger than his 5'9, 200 pound frame wound indicate. Lane is getting interest from several programs on the west coast.

2011 Stats: 48 tackles, 1 interception, 7 passes defensed, 2 forced fumbles, 1 blocked kick in 11 games.

LB Kellen Lockwood - Great outside linebacker prospect with the athleticism and speed to cover backs and tight ends out of the backfield. Can also get after the quarterback.

2011 Stats: 44 tackles, 8 tackles-for-loss, 5 sacks, 1 forced fumble in 11 games.

DT Marques Johnson - Great looking interior defensive line prospect who could play the nose tackle or three-technique spot at the next level. Is getting interest from several school and currently has two offers (Indiana and Washington State) and has visited Indiana already.

2011 Stats: 41 tackles, 14.5 tackles-for-loss, 4 sacks, 1 forced fumble in 11 games.

DE Tim Eingher - Eingher really came on this season and led the Warriors in sacks. Should see recruiting really pick up in the coming weeks.

2011 Stats: 26 tackles, 9 tackles-for-loss, 6 sacks in 11 games.

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